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Archive for April, 2011

Sansai-no-Sato Commemorates Its 40th Anniversary

On April 17, Tenrikyo Boys and Girls Association held a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Sansai-no-Sato—Tenrikyoʼs youth outdoor activity center—with the Shinbashira attending as a guest of honor. Established in 1971 as a training site for successors of the path under the theme “Mutual Help and Creation,” the center is frequently used for [...]

80-Year-Old Yoboku and Teenage Grandson Miraculously Survive Nine Days under Tsunami Wreckage

80-Year-Old Yoboku and Teenage Grandson Miraculously Survive Nine Days under Tsunami Wreckage

On March 20, worldwide news coverage of the earthquake and tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan highlighted the rescue of an 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson, who had miraculously survived nine days while trapped under the wreckage of their collapsed home in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. The woman, Mrs. Sumi Abe, is a Yoboku belonging [...]

Tenrikyo’s Disaster Relief Activities in Miyagi Prefecture

Tenrikyo’s Disaster Relief Activities in Miyagi Prefecture

Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps embarks on full-scale recovery efforts in Miyagi Prefecture
On April 2, the base of operations for Tenrikyo Disaster Relief Hinokishin Corps’s relief activities in Miyagi Prefecture was relocated from the Miyagi Diocese Office in Sendai City to the coastal city of Higashimatsushima, which was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and [...]

68,000 Assemble to Celebrate Oyasama’s 213th Birthday

68,000 Assemble to Celebrate Oyasama’s 213th Birthday

In commemoration of the 213th birthday of the everliving Oyasama, the Oyasama Birth Celebration Service was conducted on April 18 in the Main Sanctuary and Foundress’ Sanctuary of Tenrikyo Church Headquarters with the Shinbashira presiding….

This Month’s Message: Measure of Heaven

“Even the things that are considered to be straight by all the people of the world are warped when they are placed against the measure of heaven.”
Anecdotes of Oyasama, no. 31, “The Measure of Heaven”
Someone looks out of a triangular window and declares, “The world is triangular.” Hearing that, a person who is looking out [...]

International Network for Mutual Help Organizes Its Annual Charity Bazaar

International Network for Mutual Help Organizes Its Annual Charity Bazaar

The International Network for Mutual Help, based in the Overseas Department, hosted its 15th annual charity bazaar on April 10, drawing more than 900 people.
The network uses the proceeds from the bazaar for emergency-relief work for natural disasters that take place around the world. In response to the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the network [...]